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Prof. Dr. Tania Singer
Director

Phone: +49 341 9940-149
Fax: +49 341 9940-2356
Email: singer@cbs.mpg.de

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The ReSource Project is a large scale longitudinal study on mental training. We investigate how mental traing can influence the brain, health, stress reduction, subjective well-being, and social behavior.

The ReSource Project

The ReSource Project is a large scale longitudinal study on mental training. We investigate how mental traing can influence the brain, health, stress reduction, subjective well-being, and social behavior. [more]
Together with Prof. Dr Dennis J. Snower from the Kiel Institute of World Economy, we investigate how neuropsychological finding on human motivation, emotion, and social cognition can inform models of economic decision making.

Caring Economics

Together with Prof. Dr Dennis J. Snower from the Kiel Institute of World Economy, we investigate how neuropsychological finding on human motivation, emotion, and social cognition can inform models of economic decision making. [more]
The free eBook Compassion. Bridging Practice and Science by Tania Singer and Matthias Bolz describes existing secular compassion training programs and empirical research as well as the experiences of practitioners. The state-of-the-art layout of the eBook includes video clips and a selection of original sound collages by Nathalie Singer, and artistic images by Olafur Eliasson.

Compassion. Bridging Practice and Science

The free eBook Compassion. Bridging Practice and Science by Tania Singer and Matthias Bolz describes existing secular compassion training programs and empirical research as well as the experiences of practitioners. The state-of-the-art layout of the eBook includes video clips and a selection of original sound collages by Nathalie Singer, and artistic images by Olafur Eliasson. [more]

News

July 3, 2018An overview article about the ReSource study appeared in the Greater Good of Science magazine.

What type of meditation is best for you?

July 3, 2018

An overview article about the ReSource study appeared in the Greater Good of Science magazine. [more]
Juni 25, 2018Within short time, the research of three members of the Department has been honored with prestigious scientific prizes. Congratulation to Philipp Kanske, Sofie Valk and Boris Bornemann!

Scientific awards for three members of the Department

Juni 25, 2018

Within short time, the research of three members of the Department has been honored with prestigious scientific prizes. Congratulation to Philipp Kanske, Sofie Valk and Boris Bornemann! [more]
December 19, 2017The German "manager magazin" has elected Tania Singer for the third time as one of the most influential women in German economy.

Among the most influential women in German economy

December 19, 2017

The German "manager magazin" has elected Tania Singer for the third time as one of the most influential women in German economy.
December 18, 2017Living together in communities requires mutual cooperation. To achieve this, we punish others when they are uncooperative. Scientists at Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology now published a study on that relationship.

New publication in Nature Human Behaviour

December 18, 2017

Living together in communities requires mutual cooperation. To achieve this, we punish others when they are uncooperative. Scientists at Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology now published a study on that relationship. [more]
October 4, 2017The Department of Social Neuroscience lead by Tania Singer gets the cover story in Science Advances.

Two articles published in Science Advances

October 4, 2017

The Department of Social Neuroscience lead by Tania Singer gets the cover story in Science Advances. [more]
October 5, 2017"Different meditation types train distinct parts of your brain." The New Scientist about Tania Singer's research and two recent publications of the Department of Social Neuroscience in Science Advances.

Tania Singer's work featured in New Scientist

October 5, 2017

"Different meditation types train distinct parts of your brain." The New Scientist about Tania Singer's research and two recent publications of the Department of Social Neuroscience in Science Advances.
July 14, 2017In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the advancement of the field of Positive Psychology, Tania Singer has been honored with a Fellowship from the International Positive Psychology Association in Montreal.

Tania Singer is awarded the 2017 IPPA Fellowship

July 14, 2017

In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the advancement of the field of Positive Psychology, Tania Singer has been honored with a Fellowship from the International Positive Psychology Association in Montreal. [more]
August 16, 2017 "What Science Tells Us About Good and Evil." An article in National Geographic connects the research of Tania Singer with current political events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Tania Singer's work featured in National Geographic

August 16, 2017

"What Science Tells Us About Good and Evil."
An article in National Geographic connects the research of Tania Singer with current political events in Charlottesville, Virginia. [more]
The cover image of Nature Communications in May 2017 referred to an article with the title "White matter maturation is associated with the emergence of Theory of Mind in early childhood" recently published by Grosse Wiesmann et al.

Cover image in Nature Communications

March 23, 2017

The cover image of Nature Communications in May 2017 referred to an article with the title "White matter maturation is associated with the emergence of Theory of Mind in early childhood" recently published by Grosse Wiesmann et al. [more]
A new type of daily meditation with a partner increases social connectedness and could reduce feelings of loneliness.

Meditation with partners combats loneliness

January 04, 2017

A new type of daily meditation with a partner increases social connectedness and could reduce feelings of loneliness.
The Top 10 Insights from the "Science of a Meaningful Life" in 2016

Tania Singer's work featured in blog of "Greater Good Science Center"

January 03, 2017

The Top 10 Insights from the "Science of a Meaningful Life" in 2016 [more]
Tania Singer has co-organized with other members of Mind & Life Europe and participated in the Power and Care Conference which was held in Brussels, Belgium.

Power and Care Conference

October 05, 2016

Tania Singer has co-organized with other members of Mind & Life Europe and participated in the Power and Care Conference which was held in Brussels, Belgium.
February 26, 2016The new Documentary "Die Revolution der Selbstlosen" will be podcasted on ARTE 26 February 2016, 21:45. Tania Singer and the ReSource Project are featured.

New Documentary: "Die Revolution der Selbstlosen"

February 26, 2016

The new Documentary "Die Revolution der Selbstlosen" will be podcasted on ARTE 26 February 2016, 21:45. Tania Singer and the ReSource Project are featured.
March 02, 2016This book is edited by Tania Singer and Matthieu Ricard. A collection of internationally renowned scientists and economists, in dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, address the need for a more altruistic economy.

New Book: Caring Economics - Conversations on Altruism and Compassion, Between Scientists, Economists, and the Dalai Lama

March 02, 2016

This book is edited by Tania Singer and Matthieu Ricard. A collection of internationally renowned scientists and economists, in dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, address the need for a more altruistic economy.
February 03, 2015Video on Tania Singer's Session "The Neuroscience of Compassion" at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos

February 03, 2015

Video on Tania Singer's Session "The Neuroscience of Compassion" at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
 
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